Marquita Pool-Eckert is a former senior producer for the Peabody-Award-winning CBS News Sunday Morning broadcast. She was also a producer for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather for 13 years, producing stories on national news, economics, politics, and international events in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.
She has received 12 National Emmy Awards: eight as Sunday Morning senior producer and four as CBS Evening News producer. She also received the 1999 MUSE Career Achievement Award from New York Women in Film and Television, and the Columbia University Journalism 2002 Alumni of the Year Award.
Pool-Eckert serves on the Screening Review Board of the DuPont Columbia Awards and on the George Foster Peabody Awards Board. She has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College.